Movers and Shakers; IPG, Nine, Bauer, Audi

By AdNews | 23 June 2017

It's hard to keep up with all the moves across media, marketing and advertising so we've compiled them all in one place. Check out the Movers and Shakers from this week.

John Sintras exits IPG Mediabrands global role

John Sintras, the former IPG Mediabrands global business development and product innovation director, is exiting the media group. Sintras, who was previously chairman of Starcom MediaVest in Australia and New Zealand, took up the post in August 2015 and relocated to New York under former Mediabrands global CEO Henry Tajer. Sintras’ exit comes shortly after Tajer’s own shock exit from the business. Tajer, who was promoted to the global post after running Mediabrands Australia and New Zealand for seven years, hired Sintras along with a number of senior Australian execs including Mat Baxter, now global CEO of Initiative and former UM CEO in Australia, Dianne Richardson, former managing partner of Starcom Mediavest Group Australia; Mnet's Travis Johnson; Cadreon's Marc Lomas; and media auditor Charles Godbold. More here.

Nine promotes Lizzie Young to group content strategy role

Nine has promoted Lizzie Young to the newly-created role of group content strategy director. In the role, Young will be charged with driving Nine's approach to the distribution and commercialisation of its content assets and will report directly to Nine CEO Hugh Marks. Young was previously director of innovation, partnership and client experience at Nine, and is well-respected internally and in the industry. Young will be tasked with opening up more platforms and looking at more effective ways to distribute. Find out more here

MediaCom promotes Mike Deane to chief strategy officer

MediaCom has promoted its national strategy head Mike Deane to chief strategy officer. Deane joins MediaCom's leadership team of CEO Sean Seamer, chief operating office and Melbourne boss Willie Pang, global ECD Gemma Hunter and chief investment officer Nicole Turley. Deane joined MediaCom UK seven years ago and risen through the strategy ranks since moving to the Australian business in 2012. MediaCom recently promoted digital boss Willie Pang to the position of chief operating officer and Melbourne MD. Find out more here

Bauer Media CEO Nick Chan exits

Bauer Media CEO Nick Chan has exited the business after just over a year in the role. Bauer's New Zealand boss Paul Dykzeul has named as his replacement and will now lead Australia and New Zealand. Chan was formerly COO for Seven West Media before joining Bauer last year to replace David Goodchild, who also exited the business after a little over 12 months. Bauer Media executive board member Andreas Schoo thanked Chan for his tenure. Under Chan's leadership, Bauer sold off five of its Adventure titles and axed several magazines as part of a wider "viability audit". More here

Toyota’s Brad Cramb joins Audi

Toyota’s long-service CMO Brad Cramb has resurfaced at Audi as the brand’s new sales director. Cramb exited Toyota in February after 22 years at the business, with Wayne Gabriel stepping up to lead the automotive brand’s marketing team. His departure followed the closure of Toyota’s Sydney office and the consolidation of staff into its Melbourne residence. Cramb was unable to relocate to Melbourne. According to his LinkedIn, Cramb joined Audi a month ago. Find out more here

Marketforce CEO steps down

John Driscoll, CEO of Clemenger BBDO-owned Perth-based marketing agency Marketforce, is leaving the business after almost 30 years. Clemenger group chairman Robert Morgan says Driscoll has done a “superb” job leading the company for the past 13 years, and thanks Driscoll for his “magnificent” career. Driscoll will be succeeded by Paul Everingham, ex-CEO of Perth-based public affairs firm GRA Everingham. Driscoll will depart in September. More here


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